TESS Opportunities


Volunteering, Publishing, webinars Opportunities

  • CAFNEC is recruiting new Core Trainers. It's a volunteer position and ideal opportunity for you who has a passion for working with people and environment organisations. Visit their website for more information.
  • We are seeking volunteers to help us save the tropical forests! Millions of kilometres of new roads are set to be built in crucial biodiversity hotspots and carbon sinks all around the globe. Only half of roads are included in existing roadmaps. We need your help to document unmapped roads and contribute to vital conservation work. Contact us to know more

Scholarships, Training and Job Opportunities

  • Natural Science Coordinator. Southern Kenya-Northern Tanzania Transboundary Program (SOKNOT-UNGANISHA). Applications will close on 10th of February, 2023.
  • Sugar Research Australia is looking for ex students to apply for some P/T or F/T casual work for a few months in the entomology team. More information please contact: KPowell@sugarresearch.com.au.
  • Lizard Island Doctoral Fellowships/ Up to $14,000. Due to 7 October. Click here for more information.
  • OO5 Ranger (pest): key duties: assist with the delivery of aerial control operations (feral animals) including ground support, assist with the delivery of regional pest programs including both plant and animal pests, provide mapping, monitoring and evaluation support to operational staff delivering pest management programs.  This position will require some travel (up to a week at a time), especially to Cape York Peninsula. Currently looking to fill the position until Dec 31st, with the possibility of extension.
  • AO4 Ranger (Projects) – primary focus is on projects to support monitoring and evaluation of fire, pest and biodiversity projects across the region.  This position co-ordinates our collaborative project with JCU and WTMA focussed on monitoring of climate vulnerable high altitude species in the Wet Tropics, leading the co-ordination of aerial feral animal surveys on Cape York parks and providing regional co-ordination of our Health Check program (a departmental monitoring program undertaken at a range of sites across our parks).  Depending on the person and their skills, we might also look to involve them in a review of a long-term savanna monitoring program that we are hoping to undertake.  At this stage the substantive holder of this position is away for a couple of months, but there is a good chance we will lose him until at least the end of the year. Hoping to appoint to this role until Dec 31.
  • QTFN (Queensland Trust for Nature): Ecologist position -  This role will form part of the Natural Environment team at Queensland Trust for Nature. The primary purpose of this role is to deliver a koala habitat offset project in the Brigalow Belt North Bioregion. Additionally, you will support other ecological field work teams with flora and fauna surveys as required.
  • JCU TropWATER and NQBP Competitive Summer Internship program. Available to enrolled JCU students from 2nd year through to postgraduate studies. More information here
  • Call for applications for MSc, Ma, PhD at UBC in Resources, Environmental and Sustainability. Second set of opportunities. Click here for more information.
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is recruiting 400 regular faculty in the next 4 years in all research areas, in addition to over 100 new regular faculty - Hong Kong campus. More information here
  • Postdoctoral research program in sustainable development. The Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York, NY, seeks applications from innovative, doctoral candidates or recent PhD, M.D., J.D., or Sc.D. recipients (within 5 years of degree receipt) interested in a broad range of issues in sustainable development. The Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates from historically underrepresented groups for its Diversity Fellowships
  • PhD Scholarships in Zoology and Ecology Available at James Cook University in Cairns and Townsville. Check these fantastic opportunities to study at JCU. Here are some great examples to start your search:
  • The College of Science and Engineering is one of the 6 Colleges of JCU and is the home of JCU's expertise in Marine Biology, Zoology, Aquaculture, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Earth Science, and Environmental Management, which forms a strong grouping, uniquely placed to tackle the grand challenges facing the world, both fundamental research and application.

    Zoology and Ecology emphasises a diverse range of intellectual disciplines including zoology, ecology, botany, behaviour and evolutionary biology, within a diverse range of terrestrial habitats. The program provides graduates with the skills required to observe, explore and understand the biological world in all its diversity. Build your zoology and ecology tool-kit at James Cook University (JCU), join the scientific community, and make a global impact

  • Career opportunities at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

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Grants, Proposals and Awards

  • Up to $30,000 USD  for Small Grant Fund for EAAFP Working Groups and Task Forces.  The Application period is open from 3 January 2023. The application deadline is 5pm (Seoul Time) on 6 February 2023. Please submit the application to EAAFP Secretariat at secretariat@eaaflyway.net
  • Google Research Scholar Program. The Research Scholar Program provides unrestricted gifts of up to USD 60,000 (AUD 95,754.00) to support research at institutions around the world for 12 month projects. Applicants must have received their PhD within seven years of submission. Applicants must be a full-time assistant, associate, or professor at a university or degree-granting research institution at the time of the application submission. Post-doctoral staff can only serve as a co-PI, not a primary PI. Further information on the program is available here. Please get in touch with the JCU Research Grants and Opportunities team at grantsconnect@jcu.edu.au and JCU Advancement at penelope.falkenhagen@jcu.edu.au should you wish to apply.
  • NSW Government: Environmental Research. Grants up to $200,000. Due to 6 June. Priorities themes: Supporting threatened species recovery and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Click here for more information.
  • AMSA Excellence in Sea Country Award - Paid conference attendance in future years. Click here for more information.
  • Collaborate Pacific aims to support effective governance, leadership, regional cooperation, and sustainable development in the Pacific - for those with strong collaboration in the South Pacific. A fund for one-off small scale studies.
  • Call for Applications for Grants from the Australian Flora Foundation. The Foundation expects to support between two and four projects under both programs in 2023 with possible extension into 2024, and for Malcolm Reed grants into 2025. Further details can be found here, Information about the Foundation, and examples of grants awarded and their outcomes can be found here.
  • Plastic Pollution Research. Click here for more information
  • Grants up to $20k for engaging citizen science of general public. Click here for more information.
  • Koala Applied Research South East Queensland grants now open for Round 4. Grants of up to $100,000 (ex GST) are available for eligible recipients.  Program guidelines and application details:Queensland Government website. For more information email to: csagrants@des.qld.gov.au